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Canon 70-200 F4L Lens  
User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1535 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

I finally managed to get a second hand L series lens and would like to know if anybody out there has any tips etc to get the best from it.


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User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3508 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3692 times:

Try, then experiment, then try, then...

User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3652 times:

First, get a filter to protect the front lens element (very important!). Second, switch the focusing range from 1.2m - infinity to 3m - infinity. This would make the focusing a bit faster (at least if hunting), but I don't know if it's that noticeable.

That's all I could think of by now. Hope that helps.  Smile

-Joge



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User currently offlineWorldspotterPL From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 128 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

My tip: Just put it on your cam and enjoy. You will love it from the first shot!  Smile

Filter is a good idea, too  Big grin



Paul Langfermann @ Worldspotters.Net - The Art of Flying Photos!
User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

I looked at some of your other photos on here and it looks like you are shooting digital. If that is the case, shoot RAW, as this lens will record a lot of fine detail.

If you want a filter, get a good one. No point in having top quality lens glass if you put a cheap filter over the end.

Craig.


User currently offlineAndersNilsson From Sweden, joined May 2004, 416 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

Weather you choose to have a filter or not always use the hood.
The hood will reduce the risk of lens flare and flying dust.
Congratulations to a good buy.

Anders

[Edited 2004-05-30 12:42:46]


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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 3561 times:

I am something of a novice with this lens...I've found it to be fantastic in its clarity. What I was not prepared for was how challenging 200 mm is at an airport. Had I had the money, I would have gone for 300 or higher. I did get a Sigma 1.4x TC to go with it and so far, the results are excellent.


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User currently offlineWorldspotterPL From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 128 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3539 times:

I will get a Canon 1.4 extender as well, even though I find the digital cropping factor comes up to a non L 300mm lens (which I have experience in shooting with). An L lens with 280mm will be great!


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